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    The iOS 11 Thread

    I would say iOS 11 is an improvement in performance across the board on my iPhone 6s. I was beginning to experience quite a few slowdowns before upgrading.
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    Mac Pro 5.1 help with OS reinstall

    Huh? Do you have another Mac available? Install macOS to the drive via a separate Mac and external drive bay?
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    Warm? OCZ Intrepid 3700 480GB SATA SSD "Certified Refurb" $90

    I just ordered a brand new crucial BX200 480gb for $99 about three weeks ago... would say the ~500gb deals for new are worth waiting for. Out of the 15 SSDs I've ordered (sandisk, samsung, crucial, intel), I've had 5 fail within a year. The warranty matters.
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    Pioneer Elite VSX-90 @ Best Buy DoTD for $399

    A person who thinks they're going to notice such nuances in an untreated room like that is cray cray
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    Best PC Speakers for gaming $100, not much space

    I would check out the 3" or 5" options from monoprice.
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    Help me pick a speaker for ps4 with optical. Thanks

    Optical in requires digital to analog processing, and likely decoding of surround codecs. In the world of encoded digital audio, optical is now legacy under HDMI. Your PS4 will send significantly more audio data over HDMI. Many brands, such as Onkyo, sell surround sound/home theater kits...
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    Amazon Announces New Renewable Energy Project in Virginia

    It's amazing how being born into a world that is loud, synthesized and polluted desensitizes you from the reality.
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    Amazon Brother Office Product Deals Through 6/13/2015

    "deal price" is confusing as the deal prices seen when clicking the links are ~$30 less. however, thanks for posting!
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    Looking for easy way to batch convert ALAC to AAC/MP3?

    XLD, comparably as handy as VLC. Super fast batch conversions.
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    MacPro1,1 (c.2006) 16GB RAM Upgrade Needs 64bit Win 7 OS?

    Yeah... that guy doesn't know Macs. It's a 64bit machine.
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    Bad Comcast Service? Call The CEO’s Mom

    sometimes you have to tattle
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    Good B/W Laser Printer?

    Sweet! Thanks guys. I guess it was many years ago that Brother was not mac-friendly. Looks like the 2340DW is the successor to the 2270, $137 with high yield toner on Amazon. Will jump on it.
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    Good B/W Laser Printer?

    Like the title says, looking for a solid B/W laser printer that communicates properly with a Mac. I have no personal experience with any and am hoping for the positive experiences of others! Thanks.
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    Need to consolidate - what to do?

    Probably only one or two years before it becomes unsupported.
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    Samsung 840 EVO 120gb in mid-2011 iMac issues

    Yeahhh. I think the drive is defective, sadly. I deployed 5 of these drives this is the only one with such terrible performance. It happens I guess.
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    Samsung 840 EVO 120gb in mid-2011 iMac issues

    Hey all, I upgraded a mid-2011 iMac with the aforementioned SSD. I checked out some stats using Activity Monitor and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Of course, when initiating tests/data transfers, the read/write speeds knick the maximum throughput of SATA III, settling at ~450MB/sec with write...
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    Amazon Fire TV Stick $19 for Prime Users 2 days only

    Probably doesn't register if you select Amazon's "gift" option, and/or you're still going to have to put in your password initially or sign in with a different account. It's probably not that retarded. Bought 2 cus why not
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    Good sources for Mac clearance sales?

    Hey all, used to get catalogs like MacMall all the time, but haven't in years... can anyone think of similar places for clearance sales?
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    2014 Mac Mini (Haswell with Iris and PCI-E SSDs

    I'm having a very hard time seeing the point in buying these over the old ones, save graphics. PCI-E storage is only available CTO on the highest model. The baseline is about 18% slower in terms of processing power(?) according to geekbench scores. From what I can tell, with SSDs in both, a 2012...
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    Where to buy DLP bulbs?

    Hey all, I recently tried to buy a new bulb for my older Toshiba DLP from, but it's been on back order for way too long. Does anyone have any retailers that they have had positive experience with?
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    Apple Wins Key Battle Against Psystar

    Apple doesn't use DRM. Their operating systems don't even require a serial number.
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    Can playing music too loud ruin your headphones?

    unless you were taking a shower for days, I'm sure your headphones are fine.
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    Inserting Digital Ads Into Rerun TV Shows

    It can go as low as 7 minutes in a 30 minute slot. I could never pay for cable.
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    Dial-up Sound Slowed Down 700%

    It's most likely just the algorithm they used to stretch the audio file out. Some really nice whole-tone stuff going on there though!
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    Bookshelves for Audiophiles only?

    "Studio" monitors with a sub out (or a sub with monitor outs) will have a fixed crossover based off of the manufacturer's opinion. If you're having trouble integrating subs with your room, you should start looking at treating your room instead of saving up for the most expensive one you can buy...
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    Best Android Tablet?

    I had no idea that you could root a Nook Color. So glad I read this thread, definitely know what my tablet of choice will be!
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    Apple Patches 36 Bugs in Snow Leopard

    I'm not complaining ;)
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    Does the performance of the iPhone get slower as it gets older

    I was referring to the tech inside, and was saying no to the drive slowing down over time. More importantly, I was suggesting that the sooner you let go of your 3G, the happier you will be ;)
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    Does the performance of the iPhone get slower as it gets older

    No. The 3G is 3 years old, and time has proven its age. Mine really hit the end of the line a few months before the 4 launched (which I replaced it with). The 3GS is MUCH more competent.
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    Thoughts on Denon avr-590 DAC?

    Denon makes a good product. The DAC will be plenty high quality as well as the other components in the box.
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    Stupid Criminal of the Day

    Holy crap. I guess he was in a prime location to pull such a stunt.
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    Hackers Aim Ruse at Apple Computer Users

    Damn! It was a good run.
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    Sony Yet to Fully Secure its Networks

    lol. I own a PS3, but seriously, don't be ignorant.
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    Third Attack Against Sony Planned

    I don't care what it takes, whether the hackers are stopped or Sony finally builds a real infrastructure, this shit is simply annoying.
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    Man Hit By Car Playing "Humans vs. Zombies"

    I'm surprised that crap didn't happen around here. Injury is no surprise when some of these kids are just coming out of their caves for the first time ever.